breakups

When it comes to breakups, pain is inevitable, but Humans thinks that suffering is optional.

Jane Scott4 months ago
How to Not Make Amends
This is the story of how I tried to make amends and how that went horribly wrong. First, a bit of backstory. I dated this guy (let's call him Ron) in my junior and senior year of high school (we were ...
Liliana Moreno4 months ago
Leaving Forever (Pt. 1)
Once you’re in a relationship, you feel so happy. You feel like no one else in this world can give you happiness. You’re wrong. Anyone in this world can make you happy. Your friend, your best friend, ...
Ara --4 months ago
Dear Sweetness, Open When
Dear Sweetness, How are you? How have you been? How's your mama and father doing? How are the dogs? Have you eaten yet today? How are... There are so many questions I want to ask you, but I can't. I d...
Brianna Price4 months ago
My Tango with the Devil
In most scary movies, the naïve group of friends usually performs some dumb spell to conjure up some demon they have no idea how to deal with. Well, what if I told you all that I was even dumber than ...
Brianna Price4 months ago
Ferris Wheel
Mikaela sat down solemnly, her body jumping as the familiar potbellied man with graying sideburns slammed the gate closed on her. Eyes welling up with tears she began her slow climb. She wasn’t sure w...
Arunima Mittal4 months ago
It's a Process
Heartbreak is intense. It physically hurts. Telling your story to others and having them make you feel better only works to an extent, even if they're your best friend, your mom, or your "person." In ...
Shari Shanice4 months ago
Rules for Breaking Up
Having been on the sending and receiving end of a breakup text, I can tell you this is not my first rodeo. Some breakups are mutual, some come with heartbreak, others come with freedom. All in all, th...
Hannah Thaell4 months ago
My Letter to Him
It's been months since I let you walk away. But here I am, just now getting back up on my own two feet. Because I knew, in that first moment I met you, that there was something about you that I needed...
Amanda Gabrielle4 months ago
Why Ghosting a Girl Is the Worst Thing You Can Possibly Do
This is probably the worst time to be in your 20s trying to find love. If you talk to your parents, they’ll probably, not probably- definitely, tell you that when they were our age, people faced the t...
Kyia B4 months ago
Dear Diary
Dear Diary, It’s the month of March and I finally can say that I started my morning with a good and clear head as well as did my meditation. This is the first in many months of that I have been able t...
Chris Hearn4 months ago
Four Months on from My Marriage Ending
It's been four months since my wife unceremoniously left me. I wrote about the experience a few months back. I just reread it, and tears are flowing down my face. I have shed more tears in the past fo...
Paulina Pachel4 months ago
Toxic Traits We're Too Scared to Recognize
It’s confession time. At one point, we all have been through a bad breakup. There finally came a time where we had subconsciously decided that it was time to let go of that one toxic boyfriend, girlfr...
Hannah LaBoyteaux4 months ago
Thank the Ones Who Broke You
For years I have told my friends, "I honestly have the worst luck with dating guys." I wasn't saying this because of self-doubt or just after one lousy date with some idiot. No, I truly believed it. L...
Chamiella J4 months ago
This Is Me
So this is me… I’m CJ and this is my story. Where it all started? I never thought that I would have a story to share with the world and that other woman that would change my life, so let’s get to it. ...
Caitie Perry4 months ago
Stalker Alert
Have you ever had a stalker? I have. Most stalkers I have had were familiar faces, unfortunately. But the upside is that I know I am safe—which isn't something most of us that are a victim of the hein...
Natalie Santana4 months ago
Mistaken Love
In the bad days, I feared myself. I feared what would happen to me if I let this continue any longer. What was I doing? Why did I believe I deserve this? What do I do next? Relationships can be a beau...
Steven Altman4 months ago
Second Place
Recently, met a woman who was pretty much what I would call "dream girl." Physically stunning, curious, extremely hard working and caring, plus tattoos. It was a range of superficial pieces I enjoyed ...
Judy Mae4 months ago
The Difference in Men’s and Women’s Mindsets After Breakup
“Guess what! I swear all my ex are getting hotter after breaking up with me!” I was meeting a guy friend of mine on a Sunday brunch to check on him after learning that he had just called it off with h...